A Rationalization of Afterlife in Heaven: A Soul-Stirring Study
Will Heaven ever get overpopulated? Will it be boring? Is everyone healthy? Join me on this soul-stirring investigation of the hereafter to discover what it might be like.
Postmodern Period Traits
Postmodernism is a very valid explanation of the world around us. Postmodernism is an intellectual form of discourse that leans toward skepticism and tries to explain reality. The postmodern world does not believe in a fixed notion or a fixed version of events.
What Is the True Nature of Reality? Platonism Vs. Positivism
For many centuries, philosophers and scientists have debated the problems associated with discovering reality. This article looks at Platonism and positivism and how the different systems approach the issue.
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Explained
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is one of the most read pieces of Western writing in history. The story of the prisoners trapped in a cave and their escape to the sunlight (knowledge) is from Plato’s masterwork, The Republic.
Understanding Karma From Several Different Viewpoints
How much do you know about karma? Karma can have many associations with it that can cause confusion. In this article, I will talk about a few different ones that may enlighten you as to what it could mean for you.
The Causality Dilemma (AKA the Chicken and Egg Question)
Surely you've been presented with this problem: which came first, the chicken, or the egg? This philosophical problem, known as the chicken-or-egg quandary or the causality dilemma, is trickier than you might think. Here are one author's thoughts on this dilemma.
The Ancient Greek Philosopher Anaximander of Miletus
The ancient Greek scholar named Anaximander was the author of the first surviving passage of Western philosophy. He speculated on the origin of the universe and did fundamental work in the fields of astronomy, geography, biology, and philosophy.
Thales of Miletus: The First Greek Philosopher
The ancient Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus was believed to be the first philosopher of the Western tradition. His work laid the groundwork for the advancement of philosophy and ultimately the development of the sciences.
The Life and Works of the Greek Philosopher and Scientist Aristotle
The ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle touched upon nearly every area of the physical world, from biology to astronomy. In the field of human endeavor, his interests and writing varied from ethics to political science.
The Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato: His Life and Works
Plato has been hailed as one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most influential authors in the history of philosophy. In ancient Athens, Plato established the Academy, the first school of higher education in the Western world.
The Life and Times of the Ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates
The ancient philosopher Socrates lived in Athens during the Golden Age of Athens and is credited with laying the philosophical foundations of Western culture. He is known as the “father of Western philosophy” for his contributions. The philosopher Plato was his follower.
What Is Phenomenology and Its Role in Consciousness?
While a challenging field to get into, phenomenology may offer some insights into the mysterious realm of consciousness.
Every Being Is Eternal: On Emanuele Severino’s Philosophy
One of Europe’s great philosophers died in 2020. His views on the eternity of all aspects of reality, deeply at odds with the prevailing zeitgeist yet vitally relevant and uplifting in our age of discontent, remain largely and undeservedly unexplored in English-speaking countries
Philosophy and the Problem of Existence
In Aristotle’s words, "whether we like it or not we have to philosophize. Even if we don’t want to philosophize, we are still philosophizing. Either way, philosophy exists." In this article, we'll take a look at the problem of existence in philosophy.
If Materialism Is False, Is Panpsychism a Viable Alternative?
Panpsychism, the view that mind is a fundamental component of all reality, is being granted renewed consideration in light of the persisting inability of materialism to account for the emergence of mind from matter.
Philosophy of Kingship
This article explores the centuries of dialogic perspectives on Kingship from Plato, Aristotle, and Rushid to Bossuet, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Brandon Riederer is an adjunct instructor of English at Bryant & Stratton College. He has an M.A. in English from National University.
The Danger of Emotional Control
Life is impossible without emotion. It allows us to express and helps us to enjoy the good times and cope with the bad times, but when our emotions are controlled, expression, psychology, and real healing are thrown out the window. It is a danger, because it prevents reflection and empathy.
Blanket Judgment Will Forever Be Wrong
Blanket judgment and stereotyping lead to poor, unhealthy, and even untrue views of the world around us. The way we see other races, sexes, cultures, and religions is influenced heavily by these awful judgments, and we need to put an end to this horrible way of thinking.
Here's How Science Fiction Is Determining Our Future
Sci-fI has the power to act as a technological lighthouse, illuminating the rocky waters we must avoid – these being the bleak futures depicted in movies. In this, I see Sci-fi as having an entrenched sense of hope hidden behind this pessimism and it is this hope that can stimulate change.
A Universal Truth: Desire in Buddhism, Taoism and Stoicism
Desire has long been the downfall of many a good man. How did the wise men of old tackle it to achieve fulfillment?
100 Questions About War That Establish Solutions for Peace
There is no means to peace if motive and intent have selfish purpose. War between nations or civil war is a result of the vested interests of people who seek to gain financially or personally.
Access to Power and the Production of Historical Knowledge
This article explores the fundamental relationship between power and the production of historical knowledge according to Michel Foucault and Edward Said.
The Meaning of Life According to the Wisdom of Kabbalah
This ancient and elegant spiritual path is the method for revealing the Creator inside us.
The Main Branches of Ancient Philosophy
An overview of the categories which were usually identified in ancient Philosophy. Primarily it is a presentation of the ones named by Diogenes Laertius, in his work on the lives of eminent philosophers. Includes brief notes on the work of Thales, Pythagoras, Parmenides and Zeno.
What Is Buddha’s Nirvana? Is That Retold Moksha?
Buddhism and Hinduism are the two well-known philosophies that emerged in the Indian subcontinent. Spiritual inquiry in India has never been a systematic progression of a single school of thought. It tolerated experiments and new religious concepts. Nirvana was such a novel idea proposed by Buddha.
An Introduction to Plato’s Theory of Forms
Wondering about Plato's Theory of Forms? What is it? Here's everything you need to know. One of the most challenging aspects of Plato's philosophy is his Theory of Forms, the idea that non-physical Forms represent the most accurate version of reality.